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Lesson 4: Toil for Oil

Authored by Facing the Future

120 minutes
Allocate two 60 minute classes to complete this lesson
Primary subjects: 
Science
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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Students participate in an oil extraction simulation and experience the increasing difficulty of extracting a limited, nonrenewable resource over several years. Students consider the challenges posed by using nonrenewable sources of energy and then analyze global trends in oil production and consumption. On Day 2, they examine the history of oil dependence in the United States.

Key objectives for students
Experience the increasing difficulty of extracting nonrenewable resources over time
Analyze global trends in oil production and consumption
Examine the history of oil dependence in the United States
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